Trump team formally announces Perdue as agriculture pick

January 19, 2017 16:36

WASHINGTON  -US President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest, which dominates agriculture exports.

The nomination of Perdue, who served on Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his presidential campaign, must be confirmed by the Republican-led Senate.

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